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Videy Island

Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 533 5055
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy hiking and just need a break to soak up nature, this is the place to visit. Ten min ferry ride, then you can walk around the island. I use my trekking poles and just enjoyed the walk. There is a small cafe...More

1  Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much there really except the remains of an old village. Interesting though to see how people survived here until comparatively recently.

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Seems a little uninspired. Did not actually go to the island itself, but saw most of it from Hop off/Hop on bus. Seems a little barren, apparently there are a few houses on the island. Other than that seems mostly for a peaceful walk.

Thank Noe D
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Choose a dry morning or afternoon and allow half a day, taking the ferry from one of the 3 pick-ups. It is possible to walk around the island in that time, and for shorter trips the tea house and old church are 2 minutes from...More

Thank Family464
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

You have a choice if 3 departure points to get to Videy island by ferry. We left from Harpa. There are 2 departure times from Harpa and the Old Port wharf which is about 5 minutes from Harpa. It was layering clothes as the short...More

1  Thank AussieSteveR
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife decided to take the 11:15 ferry over today as we had a spare and thought a couple of hours there would be great. Yes there's not a mass of things to do, but if you're interested in the history of the...More

1  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I got my Reykjavik city pass so the ferry is free so I thought why not to take a look at the island. There's not much going on but only a coffee house (the largest building on the island) was operating. Not much to see...More

Thank Alex_loves_traveling
Reviewed 8 September 2017

it's a relatively short ferry ride over there that offers great views of the harbor and city.. We had the pleasure of dining in the Videyjarstofa restaurant that is not to be missed. Food and service were lovely.. never mind the upstairs setting with huge...More

Thank Marion W
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I had a 24-hour Reykjavik City Card, which includes the ferry to Videy. I was on foot so getting to the ferry terminal was a little interesting; my GPS took me a weird way through the "industrial" part of town, but you should really just...More

1  Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We pretty much had the whole island to ourselves. Took the 12:15pm ferry over from the ferry station right across the water. Perfect lunch at the restaurant near ferry port. Fresh bread, delicious meats. We then spent the second hour walking around, ran into just...More

1  Thank loveydovey71321
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16 July 2017|
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Response from Margaret B | Reviewed this property |
No. There are no cars AT ALL. Which makes the island really peaceful.There are very clearly marked walking paths. It is a bit windy so make sure to bring hat/ear protection.
1 February 2017|
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Response from Maryann M | Reviewed this property |
Go to old harbor. There are a few ferries there and you can ask for their times. To be honest I don't know if there are any that go regularly during the winter. Call or email Elding. They're located on the harbor and they... More
Michelle K
9 September 2016|
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Response from Leaoana | Reviewed this property |
There are two spots to get a ferry to Videy. One is at the old harbour, right in the city centre and another one next to the industrial port that is very near to the island. So probably if you get the ferry at the old... More